Justin Bachman, Bloomberg • May 28, 2019
If you didn't know, this year the 737 Max was officially grounded after two incidents that are considered 'air disasters'. Not only that, but Homeland Security is proposing to send a significant percentage of the current TSA staff in the US to the southern border.
What does this mean for travelers this summer? Long lines and possibly canceled flights.
As of right now, United is planning to cancel 2,410 flights this summer, and while Southwest doesn't have an exact number, it too will cancel several flights seeing as it holds the largest Max operation overall.
Airlines for America estimates that a record 257.4 million people will fly from June 1 through the end of August, the tenth consecutive summer increase. Those throngs—totaling on average 2.8 million people each day—will confront two unique challenges: the possible reassignment of hundreds of aviation security personnel to the Mexican border, and the continued worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max....
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